Abraham Fekete, 55, had dozed off on a bench when -- at about 3:30 a.m. -- he was attacked by an unidentified man, who slashed his neck, arm, and hands before running away with his cash, the Forward website reports today (April 9, 2016).
Police said Fekete -- dressed in traditional Hasidic clothing -- had been traveling from Brooklyn to meet friends in the diamond district of Manhattan when he got lost. He sat down to read the subway map at the Bleecker Street station when he fell asleep.
Another man and his friend found Fekete bleeding after the attack and applied pressure to his wounds.
Fekete was taken to Bellevue Hospital, where he remains in stable condition.